Charitable Activities

The Northern California Chapter of AAML puts on its popular Symposium each year featuring high-end and sophisticated presentations to educate and inspire family law lawyers of all levels of expertise. We also provide an annual Trial Practicum, in which our fellows and experts from all over Northern California donate their time to teach young lawyers trial skills and effective, ethical family law practice.

Substantially all of the proceeds from these activities are traditionally donated to local charities who submit applications to our Charitable Donations committee. Since 2004, the chapter has donated in excess of $175,000 to local worthy causes. In 2015 the following grants, totaling $25,000, were awarded:

  • Family Violence Appellate Project (Oakland, Alameda County)
  • Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (SF)
  • Family and Children’s Law Center (San Rafael, Marin County)
  • California Parenting Institute (Santa Rosa, Sonoma County)
  • Kids’Turn-SF Prevention Center (SF)
  • COPE (Napa, Napa County)
  • CASA (Fairfield, Solano County)
  • Next Door (Santa Clara)
  • Legal Aid of San Mateo (San Mateo County)

Total grants:  $25,000

Charitable Contributions Committee:

Sarah Killingsworth, Chair
Diana Richmond
Andrea Palash
Kathryn Fox
Samantha DeJean
Charles DeLacey
Greg Abel
Carol Salvagione
Tanya Prioste